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David Robertson

Professor of Geography
Bailey 230
585-245-6196
robertsd@geneseo.edu

David Robertson has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1999

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. Geography (2001), University of Oklahoma

  • BA Geography (1992), University of Calgary

  • BSc. Psychology (1989), University of Calgary

Publications

  • Robertson, D., Larsen, C.P.S., and Tulowiecki, S.J. 2018. :Forest Land-Use Legacy Research Exhibits Aspects of Critical Physical Geography" in Handbook of Critical Physical Geography, R. Lave, C. Biermann, and S. Lane eds. (London: Palgrave) pp. 227-248.

  • Robertson, D., C.P.S. Larsen and S.J. Tulowiecki. 2016 Collaborative Research: RUI: Assessing the environmental and human drivers and cultural dimensions of changes in oak forests of the eastern United States. NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS). Awarded: $232,099 USD

  • Identity and the Post-Mining Landscape: Observations from the American Mining Town.? In Bergbau Folge Landschaft/Post Mining Landscapes. Oliver Hamm and Christiana Gräwe eds. (Berlin: Jovis-Verlag, 2010) pp. 144-149.

  • Canadian Studies and American Geography: Trends and Issues. The Canadian Geographer. 2009. 53:1: 100-112.

  • Hard as the Rock Itself: Place and Identity in the American Mining Town. 2006. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado).

  • Cultural Landscape Preservation and Public History in Cokedale, Colorado. In Preserving Western History, Andrew Gulliford ed. 2005. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005) pp. 366-380.

  • Heaps of History: Toluca and the Historic Longwall Mining District. Journal of Illinois History. 2000. 3:3:162-184.

  • Beyond Twister: The Geography of Recreational Storm Chasing on the Southern Plains. Geographical Review. 1999. 89:4:533-553.

  • Oil Derricks and Corinthian Columns: The Industrial Transformation of the Oklahoma State Capitol Grounds. Journal of Cultural Geography. 1996. 16:1:17-44.

More About Me

Interests

  • Cultural and Historical Geography
  • Place and Identity
  • Landscape History

Classes

  • GEOG 102: S/Human Geography

    A study of the geographic distribution and interrelationships of human activities over the face of the earth, particularly the variation in cultural and social phenomena and their related imprint on the geographic landscape. Such factors as language, religion, settlements, population, and economic activities are studied as they are distributed and interrelated in earth space. Offered every year

  • GEOG 274: Conservation & Resource Mgmt

    This course traces the evolution of American environmentalism. The goal is to understand the various philosophies, scientific positions, and methods by which Americans have attempted to deal with a range of environment and natural resource issues. Central focus is given to the concepts and practices of conservation, preservation, and natural resource management. Where these enviornmental perspectives have come from, where they are going and how they apply to contemporary environmental problems are questions explored in this course. Prerequisites: (GEOG 111 and 112) or ENVR 124. Not offered on a regular basis

  • GEOG 474: Geographic Thought Senior Sem

    A senior seminar course surveying the history of geographic thought and exploring present debates and trends in the geography discipline. Students will gain an understanding of the nature and breadth of the geography discipline and will investigate opportunities for future study and/or professional careers. Restricted to Geography majors and minors with Senior Standing. Credits: 3(3-0) Offered every fall.